Geography explains Oklahoma’s strong wind power presence

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There’s a reason why Oklahoma is among the top-wind power states in the country. Its geographical location.

The U.S. Energy Information Administration, in a report issued this week showed how the Lower Plains region of Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas and New Mexico has the largest share of U.S. wind capacity at 44% as of August 2022.

The EIA indicated that there is also a national wind performance pattern that follows the seasonal wind performance pattern of the Lower Plains. The performance peaks in the spring, declines in the summer and rises again in the fall and winter.

Some reports indicated that Oklahoma is about to become the number two wind-power state, overtaking Iowa and second only to Texas.